Akai APC Key 25


Product information

Key specs

Aantal toetsen
25
Gewogen toetsen
Ja, semi-gewogen
Aanslaggevoeligheid
Yes
Pitch bend wiel
No

Pros and cons

According to our MIDI electric keyboards expert
  • Pros:
    You can start and stop Ableton clips with the physical buttons.
  • Pros:
    Because the buttons can change color, you can see the status of the Ableton clip.
  • Pros:
    Thanks to the included AIR and SONiVOX plugins, you have access to new sounds.
  • Con:
    The key aren't weighted, like an acoustic piano.
  • Con:
    You can only get the most out of your controller when working with Ableton Live.
Product Expert MIDI electric keyboards

Operate clips and instruments in Ableton Live with the Akai APC Key 25. You can use the controller to start recordings and Ableton clips. Because the buttons can change color, you can keep track of the status of your Ableton clips. The light colors green when a clip is being played, yellow when it's paused, and red when a clip is being recorded. In addition to starting and stopping Ableton clips, you can also operate hardware and software with the controller.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • USB cable
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Software (download)

Key specs

Aantal toetsen
25
Gewogen toetsen
Ja, semi-gewogen
Aanslaggevoeligheid
Yes
Pitch bend wiel
No

Included by default

  • Manual
  • USB cable
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Software (download)

Complete your purchase

Akai APC Key 25
Akai APC Key 25
Included accessories
Keyboard stand
Keyboard stand
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Midi controller
Midi controller
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Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
Review score 3 out of 5 stars
6
User friendliness
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8
Price-quality ratio
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Music options
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Design
Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
7

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Insipiring little tool."

Cedric Rosquin | 17 April 2020

  • Pros:
    Triggers inspiration
  • Pros:
    Create interessting arrangements
  • Con:
    Only useful for Ableton

Very useful tool, wish I made the purchase a long time ago! Be sure to check the video on the Akai youtube channel that covers all the functionalities of the APC key25.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10
"Great bargain entry into music controllers"

Brian Bloom | 9 June 2019

  • Pros:
    Strong Ableton integration
  • Pros:
    Reassignable MIDI controls
  • Pros:
    Very affordable!
  • Con:
    Piano keys are really spongy
  • Con:
    Doesn't feature full RGB buttons like more expensive models

Very cheap way to get into music making/remixing. Comes with Ableton Live 10 lite for free, which has an astonishing set of features and is well integrated with this controller. The grid of buttons are a bit wiggly and the piano keys are somewhat spongy or springy, but for the price that's to be expected.

Insipiring little tool.

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2
  • Pros:
    Triggers inspiration
  • Pros:
    Create interessting arrangements
  • Con:
    Only useful for Ableton

Very useful tool, wish I made the purchase a long time ago! Be sure to check the video on the Akai youtube channel that covers all the functionalities of the APC key25.

Cedric Rosquin | 17 April 2020

Great bargain entry into music controllers

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Strong Ableton integration
  • Pros:
    Reassignable MIDI controls
  • Pros:
    Very affordable!
  • Con:
    Piano keys are really spongy
  • Con:
    Doesn't feature full RGB buttons like more expensive models

Very cheap way to get into music making/remixing. Comes with Ableton Live 10 lite for free, which has an astonishing set of features and is well integrated with this controller. The grid of buttons are a bit wiggly and the piano keys are somewhat spongy or springy, but for the price that's to be expected.

Brian Bloom | 9 June 2019

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Insipiring little tool."

Cedric Rosquin | 17 April 2020

  • Pros:
    Triggers inspiration
  • Pros:
    Create interessting arrangements
  • Con:
    Only useful for Ableton

Very useful tool, wish I made the purchase a long time ago! Be sure to check the video on the Akai youtube channel that covers all the functionalities of the APC key25.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10
"Great bargain entry into music controllers"

Brian Bloom | 9 June 2019

  • Pros:
    Strong Ableton integration
  • Pros:
    Reassignable MIDI controls
  • Pros:
    Very affordable!
  • Con:
    Piano keys are really spongy
  • Con:
    Doesn't feature full RGB buttons like more expensive models

Very cheap way to get into music making/remixing. Comes with Ableton Live 10 lite for free, which has an astonishing set of features and is well integrated with this controller. The grid of buttons are a bit wiggly and the piano keys are somewhat spongy or springy, but for the price that's to be expected.